Sergio Sollima, Italian Director Best Known Internationally For Spaghetti Westerns, Dies at 94 Variety – Music

ROME – Versatile Italian director and screenwriter Sergio Sollima, who gained international cult status with a trio of groundbreaking spaghetti Westerns comprising Lee Van Cleef-starrer “The Big Gundown,” but was best known in Italy for exotic Indian pirate mini-series “Sandokan,” died on Wednesday in Rome. He was 94. During the ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Karlovy Vary: ‘Hopefuls’ Producer Bubbles Links For ‘Nona,’ ‘Immersed Family’ (EXCLUSIVE) Variety – Music

Tatiana Leite at Brazil’s Bubbles Project, producer of “Hopefuls,” which opens Karlovy Vary’s Forum of Independents, has boarded “Nona,” from Chile’s Camila Jose Donoso, and Maria Alche’s “Immersed Family.” Both are anticipated movies from breakthrough Latin American women directors produced by femme producers. “Nona” follows up Donoso’s “Naomi Campbel,” a ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Watch: Nicole Kidman Is 'Queen of the Desert' in Werner Herzog's New Trailer Thompson on Hollywood

Atlas Distribution plans a September 2015 release for Werner Herzog’s portrait of British Intelligence officer and cartographer Gertrude Bell “Queen of the Desert.” But don’t expect an awards candidate here. Despite kudos for Nicole Kidman’s performance as Bell, the romantic drama opened grimly at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival. Kidman stars ….Read More Via:: THOMPSON Read more

Fran Lobo – “Back Again” (Stereogum Premiere) STEREOGUM

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London-based Fran Lobo has a beautiful, intoxicating soul-filled voice. It has an intriguing smoothness that feels dark and confident. She’s someone you don’t want to mess with. “Back Again” features sounds from a vintage keytar paired with simple beats and haunting vocals. It’s a breakup song that shows even after ….Read More Via:: STEREOGUM